TV Choice Awards red carpet arrivals at London Hilton Featuring: Olivia Bromley, Natalie Ann Jamieson, Isabel Hodgins, Laura Norton Where: London, United Kingdom When: 09 Sep 2019 Credit: Phil Lewis/

Fans divided as Emmerdale takes home best soap at the TV Choice Awards

Many didn't feel the show deserved it this year

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Soap fans have been left divided as Emmerdale won the best soap prize at the TV Choice Awards 2019

The ITV show was once again crowned the winner in the prestigious category – for the third time in four years – at the ceremony at the London Hilton on London’s Park Lane on Monday night (September 9), as the team took home one of the four gongs available.

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In a post on the programme’s official Twitter profile, the team wrote: “Wow, what a night! Thrilled that #TeamEmmerdale are taking home ‘the biggie’ at tonight’s #TVChoiceAwards
“HUGE ‘thank you’ to everyone who has voted for us – it’s an honour! (sic)”

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But fans of the the soaps were divided over the show’s win with some saying it was well deserved and others suggesting it wasn’t Emmerdale’s year.

But the majority felt Emmerdale’s win was unjustified – especially as EastEnders has been on such good form lately…

BBC rivals EastEnders did walk away with something though as they landed a double with Kara-Leah Fernandes being named best newcomer while her cast mate Danny Dyer claimed the best actor trophy.

Addressing the audience during his speech, the Mick Carter star said: “I’m very grateful for my life.

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes, well-documented. I’m a human being made up of many flaws, all glued together with good intentions.”

Meanwhile, Coronation Street star Alison King ensured the Manchester-based soap didn’t go home empty handed as she nabbed the best actress award.

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Elsewhere at the ceremony,  Line of Duty was a big winner on the night, with the hit cop show nabbing Best Drama Series following the explosive fifth season.

Adrian Dunbar was also named Best Actor for his role as Superintendent Ted Hastings on the show, and beat off stiff competition from his co-star Martin Compston (Steve Arnott), Richard Madden (PS David Budd in ‘Bodyguard’) and Aidan Turner (Captain Ross Poldark in ‘Poldark’).

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Elsewhere, ITV’s This Morning was named Best Daytime Show for the fourth year in a row.

Phillip Schofield said: “We’re incredibly proud of our team, incredibly proud of our show. We’re so proud to be part of our family.”

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